Floyd Mayweather CEO’s Twitter rampage against discrimination
Floyd Mayweather CEO Leonard Ellerbe ramped up his Twitter content over the weekend, after making allegations of racial bias to his followers.
As World Boxing News reported earlier, Ellerbe says people of color and women aren’t fair in the sport.
Ellerbe’s comments were also countered, although many people agreed with the Mayweather Promotions boss.
He said: I will say what others will not say. People of color and women do not have the same support or evaluation system as others.
“The reality is that people like Floyd, Al, Stephen and myself are held to a different standard in boxing. It’s very unfortunate. Stay awake!
A boxing media guy has expressed his view that Ellerbe can’t make such claims as Floyd Mayweather has made a billion in the ring in his last decade of action.
Additionally, their current number one star at Mayweather, Gervonta Davis, is the sport’s biggest earner right now.
“Leonard Ellerbe is having an interesting Twitter day. Here’s my thing, in one sentence, people say some fighters/promoters are treated unfairly, held to a different standard.
“In the next sentence, they brag about making more money than everyone else, pushing unwanted PPVs.”
Ellerbe replied, “It is a fact that people of color and women are held to a different standard, in my opinion. If you can’t see that, then hey, you’re part of the problem.
“Don’t brag, just talk about the facts. Yeah, we’re damn proud of how in just 16 months we’ve taken Tank from a six rounder to a world champion and earning millions per fight.
“Here’s my thing, if you don’t like something, don’t support it. We will continue to make the biggest fights possible for our guys.
“As the great Trampler said, ‘Great fights are made when it makes sense for both parties. “By the way, Tank is the big fight for all these guys!
“Enjoy your day!”
Having to respond again, Ellerbe added, “Don’t try to push anything. I’m just here to try and make the biggest fights possible for my guys.
“Anyway, no need to go back and forth because I just happen to see things from a different angle. That’s it.”
FLOYD MAYWEATHER & BOB ARUM
Not too long ago, Terence Crawford filed a lawsuit against his former promoter Bob Arum, also citing racial bias.
Crawford’s intentions came years after Floyd Mayweather said the same about Arum after he cut ties.
Either way, it’s obvious that people of color in sports still don’t feel entirely comfortable with the current situation.
Things still have to change before we can all fully move forward.
The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
Phil, editor of WBN, has over ten years experience in boxing news. Also, follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.